“were first denied a funding request by the student government at a meeting in late March”
USD is a Catholic school and Matt Walsh is a pro-life figure. What’s the problem?
The College Fix reports:
USD rejects request to host Matt Walsh talk titled ‘It’s your fault you’re offended’
Recent efforts by the University of San Diego College Republicans to host conservative speaker Matt Walsh during the fall semester have reportedly been rejected, prompting concerns the private Catholic institution is engaging in viewpoint discrimination.
The USD College Republicans, which is working with Young America’s Foundation to book Walsh for a campus speech, were first denied a funding request by the student government at a meeting in late March.
Subsequent meetings between USD College Republicans President Alyssa Jackson and administrators to find alternative funding options and pathways to bring Walsh to campus were unsuccessful as well, YAF’s New Guard reported Tuesday.
Over the last year, YAF has co-hosted Walsh as part of his ongoing “What is a Woman?” nationwide campus tour, focused on his documentary that questions transgenderism.
But USD College Republicans, when they requested the funding from the student government on March 30, said that they specifically asked Walsh’s team not to discuss the transgender prompt, and instead agreed on a topic title of: “It’s your fault you’re offended.”
“We welcome students from all different political backgrounds, spectrums and everything to bring their ideas and values and engage in respectful, productive conversations,” a USD College Republicans representative said at the meeting when the group asked for $21,000 in funding.
“…Not being offended at all is not realistic in this world,” a CR member said in the presentation, according to a YouTube video of the student government meeting.
“…The point of this event is we want to get past that and make a space on this campus where people of all different political backgrounds and ideologies can come together and peacefully discuss their thoughts.”
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